Daily Brief

Jan. 27, 2023

The New Frederick Douglass Institute Grand Re-Opening

The New Frederick Douglass Institute (FDI) invites the campus community to celebrate our grand re-opening and Black History Month at the Multicultural Center Tuesday, Feb. 7. We begin the day at 10 a.m. with a convocation and announcements about our new programming. Dr. Richard Benson (The University of Pittsburgh), a highly accomplished historian, will deliver his lecture “Radical activism beyond a dream: Examining the unknown Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." at 11 a.m. The Q & A takes place at 2 p.m. At 3:30 p.m. FDI will kick off Kutztown University’s African American Read In—a 30+ year initiative to encourage reading together, centering Black books and authors. Bring your favorite book by a Black author (or choose from FDI’s library) and share a passage. Faculty, staff and students are welcome to attend, but seating is limited. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to fdouglass@kutztown.edu.

Amber Jean-Marie Pabon, FDI


Weather forecasts are provided by KU's Dr. Michael Davis and "Monsoon Mike" Regensburger

High pressure moves in and we should see partly to mostly sunny skies. High temperature near 37.


2023 Healthy U Participation Window is Open

For employees that participate with the State System Employee Benefits (APSCUF, non-represented, OPEIU (nurses), POA (PASSHE officers association)​, SPFPA (security/police), the window to participate in the 2023 Healthy U program is open. You and your enrolled spouse, if applicable, have from Jan. 1 to May 31 to Complete the RealAge Test on the Sharecare website (or smartphone application) to be rewarded with the lowest healthcare premium rate beginning in July 2023. The Healthy U program provides personalized guidance for a healthier lifestyle through nutrition, exercise, getting the right amount of sleep, reducing stress and more.

Jeanette Forster, Human Resources

Storch Named Director of Well-Being and Special Projects

I’m pleased to announce that Christine Storch has been promoted to director of Well-Being and Special Projects.  She will lead a team of incredible volunteers and well-being ambassadors in the oversight of well-being initiatives which are critical to the success of our students. She will serve as a member of the Student Success Committee and work collaboratively across divisions of the university to establish program goals, learning outcomes and conduct on-going research in the field of well-being. Christine has her master's degree in counseling and will work to support university-wide strategies. Christine will also manage the PROFS program. Please join me in congratulating Christine.

Krista Evans, Enrollment Management & Student Affairs

Vice Provost Search Candidate A

Candidate A for the position of Vice Provost Extended and Lifelong Learning and Dean of Graduate Studies will visit campus today, Friday, Jan. 27. Please view the website below for candidate information. The open forum will be held 2-3 p.m. 312 McFarland Student Union.

John Ward, Search Chair, Vice Provost for Extended and Lifelong Learning

Official University Trademarks

The university logo and seal, the athletic logos featuring the Golden Bear and paw, and images of the KU mascot, Avalanche, are all trademarked items. By law, these marks cannot be altered in any way without permission of the Office of University Relations. In addition, vendors reproducing the logos must be licensed through CLC Licensing. The current list of protocols and approved Kutztown University vendors can be found at: https://www.kutztown.edu/logos. Questions regarding licensing can be directed to the University Relations office at ur@kutztown.edu.

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KU Email Signature

We are excited to share our accessible email signature for staff and faculty. This signature features the university’s official maroon color and is accessible for all audiences by removing gold and any logos. In this document, you will find instructions for Outlook on PC, Mac and the web app (OWA). We encourage the entire campus community to welcome and utilize this new signature to further advance our brand both on and off campus, and to align our efforts toward accessibility.

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KU Editorial Style Guide

Check out Kutztown University's style guide here. KU's style guide is offered as a resource to university communicators to establish consistent and appropriate editorial style for correspondence, print publications, websites, social media, etc. written for and about Kutztown University. This guide relies primarily on “The Associated Press Stylebook.”

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University Senate Meeting

The next University Senate meeting is 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb 2, 103 Academic Forum. The meeting may also be accessed via Zoom, meeting ID: 927 2146 3918 passcode: 459360. The agenda can be found on the University Senate website https://www.kutztown.edu/about-ku/administration/governance/university-senate.html. Minutes and documentation are available in the University Senate D2L and Feb 2023 SharePoint folder  https://livekutztown.sharepoint.com/sites/universitysenatemembers. Please email any senate representative changes and/or D2L shell access requests to senate@kutztown.edu.

Deryl Johnson, University Senate

Upcoming Events
Date Time Event
Jan. 27 2 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate A
312 McFarland Student Union
Jan. 31 11 a.m. Assessment Grant Information Session
Jan. 31 1:45 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate B
312 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 1 Noon "Lunch and Learn" Interview
Feb. 1 2 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate C
312 McFarland Student Union
Feb. 2 11 a.m. Faculty First Thursday Presentation
13G Schaeffer Auditorium
Feb. 2 4 p.m. University Senate
103 Academic Forum
Feb. 2 2 p.m. Vice Provost Search, Candidate D
312 McFarland Student Union
Feb 5 2 p.m. Popovich Comedy Pet Theater
Schaeffer Auditorium
Date Time Event
Jan. 27 7 p.m. Wrestling vs. Gannon
Keystone Arena (Video)
Jan. 28 12 p.m. Wrestling vs. Mercyhurst
Keystone Arena (Video)

Persons with a disability, and who require accommodation, should notify the Disability Services Office two weeks prior to the event at 610-683-4108 or email , TDD number: 610-683-4499, in order to discuss accommodations. Every effort will be made to provide reasonable accommodations. Please note: Kutztown University does not provide wheelchairs or other mobility devices.

Notify the university of an accessibility concern

Non-Discrimination Statement

Kutztown University does not discriminate in employment or educational opportunities on the basis of sex, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status. To discuss a complaint of discrimination, please contact the Office of Social Equity, Old Main A-Wing, Room 02, by phone at 610-683-4700 or by e-mail at . Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Kutztown University does not discriminate on the basis of sex and prohibits sex discrimination in any education program or activity that it operates, including admissions and employment. Any inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Kutztown University may be made to Bradley Davis, the university’s Title IX coordinator, located in Old Main A-Wing, Room 02A, by phone at 610-683-4782 or by email at . You may also contact the Office for Civil Rights located in the Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg., 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100, by phone at 800-421-3481 (TDD: 800-877-8339), by fax at 202-453-6012, or by e-mail at .